I believe this was Aaron's logic, yes. If Mike Glennon is going to make roughly $15 million per year, Rodgers surely deserves more money than he is currently being paid.
I think his skill set would fit very well with the Packers. He has some speed, he can return kicks/punts, he can catch passes out of the backfield or as a receiver. In some ways he is a more athletic version of Ty Montgomery.
ESPN reported a restructuring of Guion's contract to push the roster bonus to later in the year. In other words, buying the Packers more time to make up their mind.
I think there is a tendency to reach for quarterbacks in the draft, yes. But I don't think teams overvalue the position itself. How many teams win the Super Bowl with a bad quarterback? It's the most important position on the field by far. Can't really overvalue that. However, you can certainly reach for quarterbacks too early based on their actual level of talent, and in that respect I certainly agree.
The "Packer People" concept is one I don't really get. I don't think it's a real thing. But there were a couple prospects who I found really interesting. I spent a decent amount of time talking to cornerback prospects for obvious reasons. The versatility of Chidobe Awuzie was really impressive. He played six positions in college — both corners, both safeties, slot, inside linebacker — and ran 4.46, I believe. Adoree' Jackson from Southern California impressed me with his confidence. He was able to speak very highly of his abilities without coming across as cocky. Kevin King of Washington was engaging as well.
I think there are more players with first-round grades then there are spots in the first round. In other words, teams in the early part of the second round should be getting some really good players. It's a fairly loaded draft at several positions.
They have eight picks this year if I counted correctly. One in each round plus an extra compensatory pick in the fifth round from losing CB Casey Hayward in free agency.
I think the Packers would like to keep Bulaga at guard after such a strong season. This was one of the best seasons of Bulaga's career, if not the best, and moving him inside seems unwise at this point.
That's the million-dollar question. Literally. What does the draft-and-develop handbook say if the current players are commanding too much money but the potential replacements aren't ready to play or aren't on the roster at all? These are the things Thompson and his personnel staff have to ponder around the clock now that free agency has begun.
All right, folks, that's all the time I have today. Thank you very much for stopping by. Good questions today.